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The 3 C's Children Welcome The United Way

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18 at 10:27 AM / by Patricia Guth

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7 Important Reasons Your Child Should Attend An Early Learning Center

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13 at 3:42 PM / by Beth Lobdell

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You're a busy parent. You might have one maybe even two jobs, attending classes to further your education, or other responsibilities that require you to find child care. While daycare is what most parents are familiar with, a quality early learning center is the best option for parents and their children. For many children, an early learning center is their first experience in a purposefully structured setting with teachers and other groups of children. It's an opportunity for them to learn to share, follow instructions, interact with other children, and soak up the tools they'll need to succeed in the future.

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5 Reasons Why Play is Vital To Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] March 24 at 11:59 AM / by Beth Lobdell

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Playing house, playing store, games on the playground, and pretend phone calls, what do all of these scenarios have in common? They are acts of play that are also learning opportunities. It's easy to think that playing isn't learning and vice versa. To the eye, it may seem like a silly game, but in reality all of these games can have targeted objectives. Your child plays and learns at the same time, and this is how he or she will experience the world. If you originally thought that play and learning were not related, you are mistaken and we'll explain why.

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